Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy are both scheduled to greet King Norodom Sihamoni on his return from China this afternoon, the first time the perennial political rivals will be in the same place at the same time since July’s contested national election. Though Mr. Hun Sen’s ruling CPP officially won the vote, Mr. Rainsy’s CNRP still claims victory for itself amid unresolved reports of widespread voting irregularities. Constitutionally bound to convene the first session of Parliament after each election, the King announced Monday that he would invite all elected lawmakers to the first sitting
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